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iambhooper
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I've searched both SM and miata.net and haven't found the ancswer I'm looking for.

What I need to know is, once I have the upper arm out, how do I remove the dust boot from the ball joint?

The boot is torn off, there isn't much to grab onto.

Thanks!
hoop

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davew Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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sharp knife and a screwdriver

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iambhooper
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Yep, your right. Just that easy... thanks!

And for reference, I used a 29mm socked (w petrolium jelly on the inside), and a large C clamp. Boot's went right on!

Just one more question.... [Big Grin] Dumbass Brian removed and fixed both control arm's at once [Big Grin] are they the same? [Big Grin] My brain tell's me one thing, and my eye's tell me another [Big Grin]

Thanks!
hoop

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hoop
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'90 NA Beater/Track Day car
'06 RSX Type S

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Yup 29 mm socket and a bench vise. It was almost too easy.

I had previously struggled when trying to use a socket and hammer.

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quote:
Originally posted by davew:
sharp knife and a screwdriver

lol and some safety glasses, PLEASE.

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